2007-08-17 / Community

Angered By Lit Cigarette,Pulls Knife

By Howard Schwach

Warren Lavan, who allegedly threatened another subway rider for smoking a cigarette, is taken from the beach by police from the 100 Precinct. Warren Lavan, who allegedly threatened another subway rider for smoking a cigarette, is taken from the beach by police from the 100 Precinct. A Manhattan man on his way to the beach with his boogie board, angered that another subway rider held a lit cigarette, pulled a knife and chased the smoker towards the beach, police say.

Police sources told The Wave that Warren Lavan, of 169 Marks Avenue in Manhattan, came out of the Beach 90 Street subway station at about 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15.

He allegedly told an unidentified man who was smoking a cigarette to put it out. When the man refused, Lavan allegedly told him that he was going to put the cigarette out on the man's face, and then pulled a folding knife and threatened his life.

The man ran towards the beach, with Lavan in pursuit, police said.

Officers responding to calls from bystanders tracked Lavan to the beach, where they arrested him and recovered the knife allegedly used in the incident.

Lanvan was charged with menacing.

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